The Road to Tahrir: Front Line Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers

The Road to Tahrir: Front Line Images by Six Young Egyptian Photographers

by Sherif Assaf, Omar Attia


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As the 25 January Revolution got under way and grew from strength to strength, six young Egyptian photographers found themselves following and documenting the events in different parts of Cairo, and converging—as the demonstrations converged—on what became the focal point of the revolution, Tahrir Square. Between them they photographed many of the unprecedented and startling events around the city and in the square, from the early battles of the protesters against heavily armed security forces, through the attacks by paid thugs on camel and horseback, and the peaceful occupation of Tahrir Square, to the victory celebrations and the inspiring clean-up afterward. Together in this stunning visual record they present the days of the revolution in sequence, from tear gas to tears of joy, picturing a story of determination and courage that inspired the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774165146
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 09/15/2011
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The six photographers are all young Egyptian students and professionals.

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